Week 11 Recap
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It’s the 11th Sunday of the 2021 NFL season and we’re keeping you updated on all the action and biggest storylines throughout the day. The Week 11 slate has some fantastic matchups and storylines, and we’re here to help you watch it unfold. Check back often to find out everything you need to know.
Patriots 25, Falcons 0 (Recap)
Ravens 16, Bears 13 (Box score)
Browns 13, Lions 10 (Recap)
Vikings 34, Packers 31 (Takeaways)
Dolphins 24, Jets 17 (Recap)
49ers 30, Jaguars 10 (Recap)
Colts 41, Bills 15 (Takeaways)
Texans 22, Titans 13 (Recap)
Eagles 40, Saints 29 (Takeaways)
Washington 27, Panthers 21 (Recap)
Bengals 32, Raiders 13 (Takeaways)
Cardinals 23, Seahawks 13 (Takeaways)
Chiefs 19, Cowboys 9 (Takeaways)
Steelers at Chargers, (GameTracker)
Giants at Buccaneers, 8:15 p.m. ET (Preview)
The Kansas City Chiefs are officially back by way of their 19-9 win over the Cowboys on Sunday afternoon. The Chiefs defense, regarded as the worst in the NFL earlier this season, hounded Dak Prescott all game, sacking him five times and forcing three turnovers (a fumble and two interceptions). The final giveaway came as the Cowboys made a last-ditch effort to score their first touchdown. Instead of getting into the end zone, Prescott’s pass landed in the hands of L’Jarius Sneed for the game-sealing interception.
SEAL IT SNEED‼️ 🤫
📺: #DALvsKC on FOX pic.twitter.com/uAR8GZlGGt
It’s been a quiet day for Derek Carr, but with the Raiders in need of a score, he dropped a pass right into bucket that was Foster Moreau’s arms for a 19-yard score to pull within three.
DC put it right in the 🧺!@derekcarrqb X @fhmoreau | CBS pic.twitter.com/4wAtvoOvP1
Micah Parsons stripped Patrick Mahomes at the end of the first half, and now Jayron Kearse has an interception of the Chiefs signal-caller as Kansas City was creeping towards the red zone. A big return set up Dallas in plus territory, and the offense responded by getting close enough to add a second field goal.
Jayron Kearse is right there for the INT! #DallasCowboys
📺: #DALvsKC on FOX
📱: NFL app pic.twitter.com/pw5XegLcAL
Tyler Lockett seemed to be blanketed in coverage, yet Russell Wilson targeted him after rolling out to the right. Good decision, as Lockett gained separation from his defender at the last second to snag the pass for a 36-yard gain, which set up Seattle’s second field goal right before halftime.
Wilson and Lockett have that automatic connection. #Seahawks
📺: #AZvsSEA on FOX
📱: NFL app pic.twitter.com/jEytzjU5Do
No Kyler Murray, no problem for the Cardinals in the first half in Seattle. Colt McCoy has hit 14 of his 16 passes for 126 yards and two touchdowns, the second of which came after McCoy dropped the shotgun snap. He calmly picked up the ball, looked up and flicked his wrist to find Zach Ertz for his second score.
🚨 Zach Ertz Appreciation Post 🚨 pic.twitter.com/38MpGldeJs
Usually it’s DeAndre Hopkins making contested catches deep down the field, but he’s out for the third straight game with a hamstring injury. So, A.J. Green played that role in the first half against the Seahawks. With Arizona backed up deep in their own territory, Colt McCoy just threw the ball up on third down and hoped Green would make the play. He did for a 31-yard pickup.
Jump up, Jump up and get down ⬆️@ajgreen_18 x #RedSea pic.twitter.com/xxGitPsJHM
Kirk Cousins appeared to throw an interception with just over two minutes to go in a tie game, but the officials reviewed the play and determined the pass fell incomplete. Given a second chance, Cousins and Dalvin Cook directed the Vikings inside the Packers’ 10-yard line, which was all they needed to accomplish. Two knees and a 29-yard Greg Joseph field goal later, Minnesota is back in the thick of playoff contention at 5-5.
VIKINGS WIN. #SKOL #GBvsMIN pic.twitter.com/V6jot3JjtR
Tyler Huntley’s first-career start was unforgettable, as the former undrafted free agent out of Utah orchestrated the game-winning drive that ended in Devonta Freeman’s three-yard rushing touchdown with 22 seconds to go. Huntley amassed 56 passing yards on the drive, including a beautiful throw to Sammy Watkins on a broken play on third-and-12 that set up the go-ahead score.
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On 4th-and-11 with no timeouts, this was it for the Bears. Fail to convert and the Ravens leave Chicago with a 9-6 win. I guess no one told that to Andy Dalton, because filling in for the injured Justin Fields, he launched a pass down the right sideline — just before taking a massive hit — that the wide open Marquise Goodwin ran under and then ran into the end zone to put Chicago back on top.
.@andydalton14 ➡️ @marquisegoodwin
SO CLUTCH#BALvsCHI | #DaBears pic.twitter.com/hj8w6AYCOI
What may have been the dagger to Tennessee’s comeback hopes turned into its second touchdown, as Dontrell Hilliard fumbled into the end zone and Anthony Firkser recovered to keep the Titans alive.
Heads up play by Firsker!
📺: Watch #HOUvsTEN on @NFLonCBS pic.twitter.com/QWjAkrVxip
The ball is almost always going to Davante Adams, and it’s still almost impossible to stop. Seven receptions, 115 yards and a pair of scores so far from Adams, the most recent touchdown putting the Packers in front.
.@tae15adams with TD catch No. 2‼️#GBvsMIN | #GoPackGo
📺 FOX pic.twitter.com/2tyd2vbtp5
Backup quarterback Tim Boyle isn’t likely to lead the Lions past the Browns, but D’Andre Swift seems to be capable of carrying Detroit to its first win of the year. Exhibit A: Swift slicing through the Cleveland defense to the tune of a 57-yard touchdown to cut the deficit to 13-7.
🏠 call @DandreSwift!#DETvsCLE | 📺 FOX pic.twitter.com/WbeLoHlA6N
Elijah Moore is beginning to show more and more why the Jets used a second-round pick on him in April’s draft. He made another big play in the third quarter Sunday, catching a ball over the middle and outrunning everyone to pay dirt from 62 yards out to tie things up at 14.
Ladies and gentlemen, @e_moore03.#MIAvsNYJ on CBS pic.twitter.com/rSgVrv0qs3
It hasn’t been pretty, but the Dolphins have done just enough thus far to hold off the Jets. The go-ahead score came on a 65-yard bomb from Tua Tagovailoa to Mack Hollins. It seemed as though Hollins would step out of bounds inside the 10-yard line, but in classic Jets fashion, the defender literally pushed Hollins forward and across the goal line for the score.
TUA GOES DEEP. #FinsUp
📺: #MIAvsNYJ on CBS
📱: NFL app pic.twitter.com/tnnmOVhpTe
The Bears offense had done absolutely nothing against the Ravens through three-and-a-half quarters, and now Chicago was relying on Andy Dalton with Justin Fields questionable to return with a ribs injury. Then Darnell Mooney happened. Dalton tossed the ball to Mooney on a bubble screen, and the 2020 fifth-round pick did the rest, sprinting between two blockers, making a devastating cut (for the Ravens defender) and was off to the races for a 60-yard score. All of the sudden, Chicago has the lead.
.@Darnell_M1 60 YARDS FOR THE TOUCHDOWN!!! 🙌#BALvsCHI | #DaBears pic.twitter.com/Vb1Jt6nlen
After one of the worst special teams blunders of the season from the Titans, the Texans capitalized with yet another rushing touchdown from Tyrod Taylor — this one a five-yard scamper in which he dove for the front-left pylon before the defender could bring him down.
HE’S A RUNNER, HE’S A TRACK STAR 🏃♂️💨@TyrodTaylor | 📺 » @NFLonCBS pic.twitter.com/iY62wg7b66
Make that two straight games with a touchdown for Darius Slay. The Eagles’ Pro Bowl cornerback baited Trevor Siemian into a throw to the right, jumped the route and streaked down the sideline for a score that served as a back-breaker for the Saints before halftime.
THERE’S A REASON WHY THEY CALL HIM BIG PLAY#NOvsPHI | #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/GAEnuFSOoC
In dire need of a big play with the Packers trailing, 16-3, future Hall of Famer Aaron Rodgers delivered with a dime of a pass on the run to tight end Josiah Deguara for the 25-yard touchdown. Vikings hold a 16-10 lead entering the third quarter.
.@JosiahD5‘s FIRST NFL TD!#GBvsMIN | #GoPackGo
📺 FOX pic.twitter.com/KIFVJl102e
The Colts are taking it to the Bills thanks in large part to Jonathan Taylor, who has 98 yards and three touchdowns in the first half alone. His latest score, which came after the Bills fumbled on the kickoff, gave Indianapolis a commanding 24-7 advantage.
(the T stands for three touchdowns)
📺 CBS pic.twitter.com/TDXJggqC95
Ron Rivera has seen this so many times before — Cam Newton running wild against opposing defenses — only he’s almost always been on the same side as one of the NFL’s best running quarterbacks ever. That’s not the case Sunday, leaving Rivera to watch Newton fake the handoff and take off untouched around left end for a 24-yard score to put Carolina ahead, 14-7.
CAM NEWTON TAKES IT TO THE CRIB. #KeepPounding
📺: #WASvsCAR on FOX
📱: NFL app pic.twitter.com/ydxxdRjjhf
The Texans have dominated the Titans through one-and-a-half quarters, the high point being Tyrod Taylor’s scramble, leap and score from seven-yards out to give Houston a 12-0 advantage. The Titans are officially on upset watch.
TYROD GOES AIRBORNE. #WeAreTexans
📺: #HOUvsTEN on CBS
📱: NFL app pic.twitter.com/r3NruJhWtl
The Titans, as the AFC’s No. 1 seed, should have no problem with the 1-8 Texans, right? That would make sense, but not when Ryan Tannehill is throwing red-zone interceptions. Kamu Grugier-Hill got the best of Tannehill on this play and returned the ball to the Tennessee 6-yard line, leading to Houston’s second field goal of the afternoon.
WE’LL TAKE THAT 🤝@k_grugierhill | 📺 » @NFLonCBS pic.twitter.com/43baA1V3Ov
Jarvis Landry fully expected to throw the ball after taking the shotgun snap from the 16-yard line. He didn’t like what he saw downfield, however, so he took off, streaking through the middle of the defense and across the goal line for the game’s opening touchdown.
.@God_Son80 the ultimate dual-threat!
📺: #DETvsCLE on FOX
📲: Browns mobile app pic.twitter.com/VmKQ24QU5R
Twenty-play drives just don’t happen, but when they do, they almost always end in touchdowns. Well, that was not the case for the 49ers, who instead of going for it on 4th-and-goal from the 1, decided to kick a 20-yard field goal. After draining 13 minutes, 5 seconds of the game clock, San Francisco settled for three points. Big win for the Jaguars.
Good as Gould.#SFvsJAX pic.twitter.com/xJqqzUncYu
Split wide right, Tua Tagovailoa looked on in satisfaction as Myles Gaskin took the shotgun snap and handed the ball off to Jaylen Waddle running left. From there, Waddle easily outran a pair of Jets defenders for the one-yard touchdown to put the Dolphins ahead.
The hand off to Jaylen Waddle goes for SIX. #FinsUp
📺: #MIAvsNYJ on CBS
📱: NFL app pic.twitter.com/eW4IvRlXi3
Cam Newton, making his first start since his return to Carolina, just so happens to be going up against his former longtime head coach in Ron Rivera. And Newton emphatically struck first, completing all three of his completions on the opening drive, including this nifty 10-yard touchdown to D.J. Moore.
This TD is everything!!!
📺: FOX pic.twitter.com/bG4YbZlVqU
In what looks to be the best AFC showdown of Week 11, the Colts-Bills game could be subject to some adverse weather conditions. According to weather.com, there’s a 50% chance of rain starting around kickoff at 1 p.m. ET, but that number jumps to at least 75% for the following three hours to go along with 15 mph winds.
This climate seems to favor a 5-5 Colts team that has leaned heavily on second-year stud Jonathan Taylor over the past five games (four wins, one overtime loss). On the contrary, the Bills (6-3) could get off to a fast start and be content to keep the ball on the ground as the conditions worsen.
Weather aside, this matchup could have serious playoff implications. The Colts, who are looking to move above .500 for the first time this season, are in the thick of the wild card hunt along with the Steelers, Chargers and Bengals, among others. The Bills, meanwhile, are looking to remain ahead of the red-hot Patriots in the AFC East standings. They also have their sights set on the No. 1 seed in the conference, which the Tennessee Titans currently hold.
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